Welcome to NZDF

The New Zealand Defence Force comprises of just over 14,000 people. This includes around 8,900 Regular Force, 2,200 Reserve Force, and 2,900 civil staff members across the armed services of Navy, Army and Air Force.


Latest News 

15 August 2014

On Friday 15 August, 32 Air Force recruits and 64 Navy recruits graduated - a great achievement.
GPCAPT Stu Brownlie and Deputy Chief of Navy, CDRE Dean McDougall were the respective reviewing officers.

Media Releases

This section offers the latest Defence Force news. We regularly issue statements and background information to the media.

Personnel archives.

Personnel Records at NZDF Archives

This section provides information about how to apply for military service records from NZDF Archives, what to expect from the files and where to go for further information.

Deployment map.

Overseas Deployments

There are currently 58 NZDF personnel deployed on seven operations and UN missions across nine countries.